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Old 09-06-2013, 05:22 PM   #31
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Day 1 – Part 1

Friday, August 30, 2013.

DH likes to drive at night and I am all for getting to Disney as early as I can, so he woke us up at 2:30 AM and we were on the road by 3 AM. We all tried to sleep while he drove. DH can take an 8 hour drive and make it in about 6.5 hours by driving at night. Also, so speed laws may have been broken.







So we got to Beach Club about 9:30 AM.





We checked to see if our room was ready, but it wasn’t.





So we decided to head over to Epcot.







DD wanted to ride Test Track, so we headed that way to get fast passes.
















We got our fastpasses and headed over to Spaceship Earth. First we checked Sum of all Thrills, but the line was too long.



The line for Spaceship Earth was pretty long.



But it went really fast. After that, we saw a Dad helping his toddler pee in the bushes. Way to stay classy, dude !! There was a restroom real close by, too. I just don't get it.

We were hungry, so we headed over to World Showcase to get something to eat.
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EMPTY WORLD SHOWCASE >>>>

But that monorail picture with Spaceship Earth.

Peeing in the bushes is very classy...
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #33
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EMPTY WORLD SHOWCASE >>>>

It was empty because it wasn't opened yet. I was happy to get photos of it.

But that monorail picture with Spaceship Earth.

I just wish the monorail was a different color

Peeing in the bushes is very classy...
I am still amazed.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #34
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I'm here! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Wow, you're only 8 hours away from Disney? I mean, if you had to drive 8 hours for anything else, it would be a pain, but if I lived that close, I'd have a hard time not going every weekend lol!

Yeah, I'm so not ok with kids peeing wherever they want in Disney, there are bathrooms everywhere, your kid has to learn to hold it sometime. If I ever see that, I'm going to have a hard time keeping my mouth shut!
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #35
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I'm here! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Wow, you're only 8 hours away from Disney? I mean, if you had to drive 8 hours for anything else, it would be a pain, but if I lived that close, I'd have a hard time not going every weekend lol!

Yeah, I'm so not ok with kids peeing wherever they want in Disney, there are bathrooms everywhere, your kid has to learn to hold it sometime. If I ever see that, I'm going to have a hard time keeping my mouth shut!
Hey Jen !! Thanks for stopping by !! I hope you had a great birthday !!

I am so glad we live within a relatively easy distance. It helps and we get to visit about 3 times a year. Otherwise, I don't think we would ever go. DH would choke over the cost of airfare, I am sure.

Yeah, the kids peeing the bushes was gross. They spoke Spanish or something like it, so perhaps this is more acceptable in their country? I dunno. It was difficult not to say something. We DID say something to a few ladies later in the trip though. Stay tuned !!
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Great start, Susan. Speeding? Hey, I'd do it too if it got me to Disney faster.

Yay for fastpasses for Test Track. The line for Spaceship Earth usually does move pretty fast.

Seriously, what is wrong with people? There is a bathroom on either side of Spaceship Earth.
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Great start, Susan. Speeding? Hey, I'd do it too if it got me to Disney faster.

Yay for fastpasses for Test Track. The line for Spaceship Earth usually does move pretty fast.

Seriously, what is wrong with people? There is a bathroom on either side of Spaceship Earth.
That is right !! Anything to get us to Disney faster ! Breakin' the law !!

I don't know what is wrong with people. There seriously was a restroom about 50 feet away. Gross !!!
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Day 1 – Part 2

When we last left off, we were headed to World Showcase to get something to eat.

The kids like Mexican food so we went to La Cantina de San Angel for lunch.



We like the nachos here so the kids each got them with just cheese.



They each ate half, so they could have easily split them

DH and I did share. We got the nachos loaded. Very yummy !!



All of us got churritos for dessert



We had leftovers of these, too. Definitely could have used 2 credits for four people here.

After that, it was time for our Test Track fast passes, so we headed back over that way.





Here is DD’s car.



We got stopped near the end where you see the truck’s headlights coming at you. Sat there for a little while and SLOWLY made our way around the corner. The outside track was good and fast though and that was fun. DD loves this ride, but I liked the older version better. Except for the preshow. I didn’t like that part.

We headed back towards World Showcase



DH noticed this tree and had to get a photo.



Apparently, it has girl parts. Here’s better view.



He thought this was hilarious.

I called the resort and asked if our room was ready, but they said no. Right when I hung up, we got a text with our room number. YAY !! So we went back to Beach Club to get our stuff put away. I don’t think vacation really begins until you have your things all put away in your resort room.

We were in villa #257.



Here are some photos of the room.



Kitchen





Living Room



Master Bedroom







Balcony



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Master Bath





We went back out to the car to bring more stuff in and DD saw this butterfly.



Ariel outside the Villas



DH was very tired from having driven all night, so we got everything settled and he had a little nap. We had some special friends we were going to see on this night and I was really excited about seeing everyone.
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I'm with you...I like the old version of Test Track better. We actually skipped this in June and August...just not worth a fastpass for us anymore. You had a very nice room at the Beach Club...LOVE that master bedroom (just wish I had liked BC more than I did).

I'm not a Mexican food person, but those nachos look yummy.
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Following along!

We we like to drive a night too. It really makes the driving portion go faster since the kids sleep through most of it.

I absolutely love Beach Club! If I ever get to stay at a deluxe it is at the top of the list.

Absolutely can not believe that Dad let his kids pee in the bushes! Unbelievable....

Can't wait to see where you are headed next.
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I'm with you...I like the old version of Test Track better. We actually skipped this in June and August...just not worth a fastpass for us anymore. You had a very nice room at the Beach Club...LOVE that master bedroom (just wish I had liked BC more than I did).

I'm not a Mexican food person, but those nachos look yummy.
We loved the Beach Club. DD loved the pool especially. We had six days there, but dang it seemed like only two. It went by so fast.

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We we like to drive a night too. It really makes the driving portion go faster since the kids sleep through most of it.

I absolutely love Beach Club! If I ever get to stay at a deluxe it is at the top of the list.

Absolutely can not believe that Dad let his kids pee in the bushes! Unbelievable....

Can't wait to see where you are headed next.
Welcome !! Thanks so much for stopping by and following along !!

I agree that driving at night makes it seem like you get there faster. DH likes that there is no traffic and since the rest of us are sleeping, there are less bathroom breaks .. LOL

Beach Club was awesome. We REALLY loved it. Can't wait to stay there again !!

Yeah - the kids peeing the bushes was nasty.

Stay tuned !! We have an epic Dismeet coming up !!
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Hi Susan! I'm here Wow, Beach club looks amazing. That Jacuzzi, just wow. Love your EPCOT photos! Aww, I bet it's hard when the kids grow up. I'm glad your DD had tons of fun though! -Amanda
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Hi Susan! I'm here Wow, Beach club looks amazing. That Jacuzzi, just wow. Love your EPCOT photos! Aww, I bet it's hard when the kids grow up. I'm glad your DD had tons of fun though! -Amanda
Hey Amanda !! Soo happy you are here !!

We loved the Beach Club. You can't beat the proximity to Epcot and Hollywood Studios !!

Yeah, DS is all about being cool now and riding the "big kid" rides. It is very sad.

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Off to a great start! I always want to get there faster too..but I can never convince the plane's pilot to speed.

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